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1 minute ago, zorgblar said:

Some people believe it was Samuel.But others believe it was a demon.What do you think?Who do you think it was?I would like to believe it was Samuel.But I am not sure.

Who does Scripture say it was? I wasn't there.

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4 minutes ago, Yowm said:

Who does Scripture say it was? I wasn't there.

 

4 minutes ago, Yowm said:

Who does Scripture say it was? I wasn't there.

 

4 minutes ago, Yowm said:

Who does Scripture say it was? I wasn't there.

I think in the story of the witch of endor it mentions it was samuel.But it's been a long time since I have read the story.  

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Just now, zorgblar said:

 

 

I think in the story of the witch of endor it mentions it was samuel.But it been a long time since I have read the story.  

Read it, it may answer your question.

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The witch of Endor was a witch, and any attempt to communicate with the dead was punishable by death if I remember correctly.  So Saul was fallen from the time he disobeyed God about destroying the conquered kings and everything in their kingdoms.  God took his kingdom from him at that time and gave it to David.  He was demon possessed many times during his life when he would attempt to kill David as well as his own son.  Consulting the witch was a culmination of his degeneration.  

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Question: "Did the witch of Endor really summon Samuel from the dead (1 Samuel 28:7-20)?"

Answer:
The story of the witch of Endor summoning Samuel is recorded in 1 Samuel 28:7-20, the only biblical account of someone being visited by someone who was deceased. Saul, having deprived himself of every legitimate means of spiritual input as a result of his own disobedience and rebellion, walked in foolishness again by seeking out the very resource (a medium) he had previously removed from the land. By divine law, mediums and spiritists were banned from Israel (Deuteronomy 18:11), and Israel was not to be defiled by them (Leviticus 19:31). That the king would stoop to this indicates how far he had fallen from God’s grace.

The passage does not give us any reason to believe it was anyone other than Samuel, who is described by the medium as “an old man wearing a robe” (v. 14). Obviously, age and clothing do not exist in the realm of the spirits of those who have died, but God miraculously gave Samuel such appearances as would enable Saul perceive who the spirit was. The message Samuel gave Saul was completely accurate. God allowed the witch of Endor to summon the prophet Samuel in order to give King Saul the news of his coming defeat and death.

This does not mean that it is genuinely possible for witches or mediums to speak with the dead, only that God allowed it in this one exception. When a person dies, his soul is taken to heaven or hell, depending on whether he has placed his faith in Christ (Matthew 25:46). There is no reason to believe that a deceased person has any ability to leave heaven or hell in order to visit his living family members. Any such claim is a demonic deception (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). God declared such practices to be abhorrent to Him, and those who did practice such things in Israel were to be put to death (Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Satan would like nothing more than for people to dabble in the occult world of spiritism and necromancy. God’s commandments regarding these things are designed to protect us from the schemes of our enemy, the devil, who “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

https://www.gotquestions.org/witch-of-endor.html

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2 hours ago, zorgblar said:

What are poltergeists?Are they demons?Or are they human souls with out a body?Or both?I am not sure.

There are a variety of phenomena that result from satan's reign on Earth.  A culture of witchcraft practices that results in various spiritual battles.

Movies attempt to trivialize these practices and their results.

Demons are real and can manifest different results that can be perceived with the naked eye.

Witches can focus energy and again produce various results that can be perceived.

Exodus 8:18 ESV

The magicians tried by their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and beast.

 

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